Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sweet Corn Festival Brings Major Disappointment

At a time when our community has been so significantly impacted by the death of a young African-American man at the hands of the Champaign Police, we continue to be mourning and healing. I teach courses on race, gender and … Continue reading

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Update on the Case of “Homeless” Bill Walton

On Wednesday, August 3, 2011, two Urbana police officers approached “homeless” Bill Walton in the foyer of the Urbana City Building and asked him if he would come with them, pursuant to a court order that Walton be “medically” evaluated. … Continue reading

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Emails Leaked at IMC Web Site Detailing the Internal Struggles of the Champaign Police Department

Operating for more than a decade, the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center website has become known as a local source for exposing police misconduct. For perhaps the first time at any IMC site, somebody from behind the “blue line” leaked information … Continue reading

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National Public Lands Day: Local Opportunity

The East Central Illinois Master Naturalist (ECIMN) program is fostering National Public Lands Day (NPLD), which will take place on September 24, 2011. Coordinated nationally by the National Environmental Education Foundation, NPLD is an event held annually on the last … Continue reading

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Ironworkers at Labor Day Parade Pose for a Photo with the Latest Public i

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Urbana Labor Day Marchers Stand with Wisconsin Workers

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